Stopping Gangs Means Talking to Gang Members


Chicago’s gang problem is different in many ways from a full-scale counterinsurgency campaign, such as the one the United States fought against Iraqi insurgents from 2003 to 2011. Although Chicago’s 786 homicides in 2016 would make the city the... Read more

To Grow the Fleet, the U.S. Navy Could Recommission Retired Warships Hot


In its desperation to grow the fleet, the U.S. Navy is considering pulling old,... Read more

Outnumbered and Outgunned, the Bulgarian Air Force Battled the Allies Over Sofia


In April 1941, Bulgaria was drawn half-heartedly into World War II by Nazi Germany.... Read more

A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet Just Shot Down a Syrian Warplane


For nearly three years, Syrian, Russian and U.S. war planes have maintained an uneasy... Read more

The Whiskey-Fueled Riot That Forged West Point


The United States Military Academy at West Point is synonymous with prestige. Its list of... Read more
The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship
The thrust of the U.S. military’s laser weapon tests have focused on the sea, on land and aboard fixed-wing aircraft....
In 2017, U.S. Special Operators Have Deployed to 137 Countries

In 2017, U.S. Special Operators Have Deployed to 137 Countries

The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon—the “colors” of Company B, 3rd...

Bomb the Other Side of the Runway!

Bomb the Other Side of the Runway!

The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen next to no peace since its independence in 1960. While a series...

Maxwell Atchisson Invented a Disposable Grenade-Launcher

Maxwell Atchisson Invented a Disposable Grenade-Launcher

Maxwell Atchisson was a prolific inventor who experimented with everything from rifles and shotguns to sound suppressors and light...

For Sale Soon, an Anti-Drone Bazooka

For Sale Soon, an Anti-Drone Bazooka

This story originally appeared on March 7, 2016. Drones got you down? British company is offering a new way...
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That One Time the Nazis Helped China Fight Japan

That One Time the Nazis Helped China Fight Japan

This story originally appeared on Jan. 3, 2014. Most people who stayed awake for at least half of their...

How Baseball Betrayed Cuba’s Covert Ops

How Baseball Betrayed Cuba’s Covert Ops

April 5 is opening day for Major League Baseball. This season, there’s speculation that the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba...

‘It Was the Biggest Explosion I Have Ever Experienced’

‘It Was the Biggest Explosion I Have Ever Experienced’

“The air was filled with white smoke!” Sgt. Hussein of the Iraqi Federal Police said as the sound of...

The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’

The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ Hot

This article contains spoilers for Wolfenstein: The New Order. In certain corners of the Western world, Nazi ideology is...

The S-3 Viking Retired Way Too Early

The S-3 Viking Retired Way Too Early Hot

Eight years ago the U.S. Navy retired: A) Its only dedicated carrier-based tanker. B) Its last dedicated carrier-based anti-submarine...

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